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09 December 2012 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Maintaining communications for the 31st MEU USMC News 09 Dec 2012 -- After offloading hundreds of pieces of communications equipment from a recent deployment at sea, the Marines must ensure their operational capabilities are maintained.

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News Reports

  • Egyptian Opposition Calls For Mass Protests RFE/RL 09 Dec 2012 -- Opponents of Egypt's President Muhammad Morsi have dismissed his decision to press on with a referendum on a controversial draft constitution, calling for mass street protests.
  • Egypt's Morsi Annuls Constitutional Declaration - Spokesman RIA Novosti 09 Dec 2012 -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has decided to annul his constitutional declaration expanding his powers, a spokesman for a meeting between Morsi and the country's political leaders said on Sunday.
  • Egyptian President Morsi Agrees to Delay Referendum - PM RIA Novosti 09 Dec 2012 -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has agreed to delay the referendum on a new draft constitution and make amendments to his constitutional declaration, Prime Minister Hisham Qandil told journalists on Saturday.
  • Egyptian Opposition Rejects Morsi's Planned Referendum VOA 09 Dec 2012 -- Egypt's opposition National Salvation Front has announced that it will not participate in a December 15 referendum over a disputed draft constitution. Earlier, President Mohamed Morsi revoked part of a controversial decree giving him sweeping powers but insisted the referendum on the new document would go ahead as planned.
  • North Korea May Delay Rocket Launch RIA Novosti 09 Dec 2012 -- North Korea may postpone the controversial launch of a long-range rocket scheduled between December 10 and 22, the South Korean media reported on Sunday.
  • Sanctions cannot hamper Iran's progress: Mehmanparast IRNA 09 Dec 2012 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has termed sanctions against Iran as 'unjustified' adding that they would have no impact on Islamic Republic's trade with other countries.
  • Lavrov: 'United' Response To Magnitsky Act RFE/RL 09 Dec 2012 -- Russia's foreign minister has sharply criticized new U.S. legislation calling for sanctions against Russian officials who violate human rights.
  • Russia Vows to Retaliate to US Magnitsky Bill RIA Novosti 09 Dec 2012 -- Russia will take retaliatory measures after the United States replaced the Soviet-era Jackson-Vanik amendment hampering Russian-US trade with new anti-Russian laws related to the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian presidential aide said on Sunday.
  • Chavez Names Successor Ahead of New Surgery RIA Novosti 09 Dec 2012 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on national television late on Saturday he was flying to Cuba for a new cancer surgery and named Vice-President and Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro as his possible successor.
  • Ghana Reelects Mahama President, Opposition Alleges Fraud VOA 09 Dec 2012 -- Supporters of Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama are celebrating in the streets of the capital after he edged out his chief rival to win the country's presidential election.
  • ECOWAS 'Pleased' With Ghana Vote Conduct VOA 09 Dec 2012 -- The president of the ECOWAS commission says he is pleased with the organization and conduct of voters during Ghana's elections.
  • Russia Fails To Insert Yamal-402 Satellite Into Desired Orbit RIA Novosti 09 Dec 2012 -- Russia has failed to put the Yamal-402 communications satellite in the desired orbit as it separated from the upper stage four minutes prior to the calculated time, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said on Sunday.

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